WELCOME!

Words from Elder Jim Barron:

Greetings brothers and sisters! We trust that you are finding strength and calm in the Lord your God. This Sunday for our morning worship time, we will again (like the last 2 weeks) be sending out a suggested service order and an mp3 (and hopefully mp4) file for a sermon, along with an order of service and song files. These will be sent by the end of Saturday. Let us encourage you again to, if possible, assemble physically with others and worship together. If you are restricted and cannot physically meet with other Christians, then WeChat or Skype or Zoom call others and listen/worship/pray together with a group of others that way. Please don’t listen alone in your room! We all very much need community during this time. If you can reach out to others in this group to invite them to join you, that will no doubt be a blessing – see the list below for where we are all scattered across the city/country at this time.

Our evening service will be meeting via an online Zoom meeting at 6 pm – details will follow for how to join that. We realize there are other “options” out there, like downloading messages from other websites or attending other online gatherings (and we are certainly not discouraging those things at all!), but we very much hope that our church can remain knit together through prayer, worship, interaction, and encouragement. We look forward to worshipping together (virtually) tomorrow!

Below is the arrangement for Sunday 2nd February

Due to the rapid spread of novel coronavirus and health precautions being taken around the country, ZGC has received notification from the authorities that until further notice we are required to CANCEL all church activities that involve gathering together. This currently covers all large and smaller group activities. Sickness or not, the primary mission of the Church is to worship our creator, so tomorrow, even though we will **NOT** be meeting together at TianBo, we encourage everyone to worship Him where you are: in dorms, in families, with those already around you, in group sizes you are personally comfortable with. We have a pre-recorded sermon and a recommended service order so that everyone maintains a sense of unity around the city.

 

Worship at Home

Worship at home arrangement will be continuing until further notice during this special time. For updates/service materials and links, please see our various ZGC WeChat groups and website www.bicf.org/zgc.

Service Order

From the ZGC Resource page, click on the Resources tab, then look for “BICF-ZGC Sunday 26th Service Material”. The direct link to download the service order here www.bicf.org/images/BICFZGC/ZGCResources/Service_Order/February-9th-Sunday-Service-Order.pdf

Sermon

The sermon will also be available on our website: “Under the Weight of Debt” or http://www.bicf.org/sermon/latest-sermon/message/under-the-weight-of-debt

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encou\raging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7

 

LEARN TO ZOOM!

--the application we use to hold many activities online--

FREE to download and use: zoom.com.cn/download OR zoom.us - available via cell / mobile, tablet or computer. If you encounter any difficulties in downloading/installing/using the zoom app, please contact Daniel by WeChat: 13121580702 or pastordan1991@live.com

 

ENGAGE2020 continues next week!

We are continuing online with a WEEK 3!

Monday 11:30-12:30 pm – Coronavirus Informal Q&A (this is the only day we will use this adjusted time)

Tuesday 2:00-4:30 pm – TOPIC: “Getting Real” about Current Life in China

Wednesday – Fri 2:00-4:30 pm – TOPIC: Studying for God’s Glory

See the ‘Engage2020 OR ‘in-country’ WeChat groups for more upcoming details

Join this online community for Bible teaching, discussion, and prayer. FREE to participate, "contact Dannon to join" by scanning the QR code


FREE to participate, "contact Dannon to join" by scanning the QR code
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Hosted by BICF-ZGC and open to foreign passport holders.

 

ZGC’ers IN country’

If you are currently IN Beijing / stuck somewhere else in China, we encourage you to join our ‘ZGC’ers IN country’ WeChat group for mutual support – ask Nia / Jane / Josh Kruse to be added. Details of those able to offer additional spiritual and practical support will be posted in this group as we face the challenges of the Corona-Virus situation – or speak to any in-country deacon or elder.

 

DAILY PRAYER MEETINGS

Daily Prayer Meetings – join us from wherever you are! Each day (except Sunday) at 5-6 am, 12-1 pm and 9-10 pm (Beijing time) ZGC’ers come together to pray. We invite you to join us at any of these times. https://zoom.us/j/4543397820 / meeting ID: 454-339-7820

 

CORONAVIRUS INFORMAL Q&A

With an infectious diseases physician. Monday 11th February, 11:30am. Join us via zoom https://zoom.us/j/168376798

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED

Who is Jesus: Why did he come? What does he want from us? Join us for this discussion orientated study of Jesus for the Gospel of Mark – 6 more Sundays 4:30-5:45pm ON LINE. This week is session 2 but it’s not too late for you to join/invite a friend. https://zoom.us/j/701370495

Ask Nia (wechat ID: Nia-UK) for more details – for yourself or to bring a friend – or niaearly@bicf.org

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READ THROUGH THE BIBLE 

Want to join others at ZGC reading through the whole Bible in 2020? We are recommending the M'Cheyne plan – used by hundreds of thousands of Christians since it was written in 1842. You can get the plan here: static.crossway.org/excerpt/3-esv-mcheyne-reading-plan.4.pdf

 

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Recovery is a biblical recovery program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Come and join our men’s recovery group on Monday nights (starting Feb 17). Contact Jesse: 13552311570 for more info.

 

SISTER-to-SISTER,

will not be meeting this afternoon – we hope to re-schedule this to an on-line meeting later in the month – please check the WeChat group for updates.

 

ONLINE GIVING INSTRUCTIONS:: 

Thank you for giving faithfully to the Lord’s work in and through BICF ZGC, all year round! Remember you can also give to BICF ZGC by scanning this QR code or give it on-line with the following instructions – from anywhere.

1. Visit www.bicf.org/giving

2. Select the destination to ZGC English Church and the amount of your gift (one time or reoccurring)

3. Submit your gift using any international credit or debit card.

4. Please designate it, FBO (for benefit of) BICF ZGC English.

5. You can also scan the QR code to give.

 

n-CORONA-VIRUS RESPONSE

BICF ZGC is partnering with the wider BICF body to respond to material, financial, spiritual and emotional needs in the communities around us and across the country. More will follow in the upcoming weeks about how to partner in this relief effort.

 

ZGC Venue 2020 FUND:

If you would like to give a special gift towards the renovation and upfront rental costs ZGC is facing, please either give gifts to a ZGC elder/deacon in person or via ZGC Venue 2020 Fund or https://app.easytithe.com/App/Giving/bicf - please select the ‘ZGC Venue 2020’ FUND. (Please check back next week if this giving fund option has not yet appeared on the website